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Volvo finalizes acquisition of Ingersoll Rand’s road development equipment division

Today, April 30, 2007, Volvo concluded the acquisition of US based Ingersoll Rand’s road development equipment division, other than operations in India which will follow shortly. The division will be consolidated in the Volvo Group from May 1, 2007. The transaction was initially announced on February 27, 2007.
Ingersoll Rand
Volvo has now received the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities and other permits required to conclude the acquisition in all countries except India, which is expected to follow shortly.

Ingersoll Rand’s operations in road development equipment comprise soil and asphalt compactors, asphalt pavers and milling machines as well as material handling equipment such as telescopic handlers and rough terrain forklifts. As previously reported, the purchase consideration for the assets amounts to about USD 1.3 billion, about SEK 8.8 billion.

Ingersoll Rand’s road development division – with production facilities in the US, Germany, India and China – is headquartered in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, US and has about 2,000 employees. Operations posted sales in 2006 of USD 864 million, with operating profit of USD 101 M.

April 30, 2007

For further information, please contact 
Volvo Construction Equipment:
Klas Magnusson, +32 2 4825065 or +32 475 576214
AB Volvo, Media Relations:
Mårten Wikforss, +46 31 66 11 27 or +46 705 59 11 49